BREAKING NEWS: Lecrae Signs To Columbia Records, Home of Adele, Beyonce and Snoop Dogg!
Reader, the internet went into overdrive yesterday with the news that Christian Hip Hop Artist Lecrae had signed with a major record label, which did not set well with a lot of saints. But my question is for all the artists who are trying to make it:
If you had the opportunity to sign with a record company who can help market you and your music, would you sign? Why or why not?
I don't think Lecrae signing was a bad idea however, I do understand that there is a dark side to the industry. I don't know the terms of his contract and neither do anyone else. Is he selling himself or promoting God with others on another platform? We don't know but I do know what the Scriptures say about being unequally yoke, and creating a partnership with wickedness. Is his signing showing that the love of money is a root of all evil? Will God disapprove of his music because of the label he is signed to? I Just wanted to know what y'all outlook for this is. Here's another question, do Christians need to occupy various places including those outside of the church walls? Is that the only way we will be able to make an impact?
According to social media major label, Columbia Records is the home of such artists such as Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dogg, J. Cole, and Adele, just to name a few. They announced yesterday the signing of Lecrae in a deal with him as an artist and his label Reach Records. A press release from Lecrae’s management announced the signing and went on to say, “Lecrae’s breakthrough album Anomaly, debuted at #1 on the coveted Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, receiving universal acclaim and making him a force in mainstream hip-hop. The Atlanta-based artist, community leader, activist, and entrepreneur has helped to revive the genre’s conscious sensibility with his message of inspiration. Thoughts?
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